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‘The Allies’: Story of True Friendship Between Training Partners and IRONMAN Champs

What could be better than training for IRONMAN races in the Canary Islands? Doing it alongside your favorite companion, that’s what.

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“HAPPINESS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED.” That was the deathbed revelation of famed adventurer Chris McCandless, a.k.a. Alexander Supertramp.

But in this edit, the sentiment takes on a sunnier bent.

Nikki Bartlett and Simone Mitchell are IRONMAN champions, “self-confessed faffers” (according to this short documentary’s description), and boon companions.

Watch the two athletes get after it on the sun-splashed sand and sidewalks of the Canary Islands. And catch plenty of light-duty philosophy about support, camaraderie, and that one key ingredient: happiness.

Runtime: 7 minutes

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